There are several storage network protocols to choose from, including iSCSI, Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabric. Review the performance, reliability, complexity and cost of each before deciding which one to use.
This article address multimode technology trends behind multimode fiber. It explains how cloud and enterprise data centers continue to drive strong demand for multimode solutions, even as transmission speeds increase and SMF transceivers move into the 500-m data space.
Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are key enabling devices meeting the requirements of optical interconnects in such data centers up to a few hundred meters of single or multimode fiber due to their simplicity, low cost, and large data transmission rates. Achieving higher bit rates has been the stated goal of research and development during the last years.
Research on MultiCore Fiber (MCF) was first conducted almost four decades ago. It is definitely a real and a cool technology, and a user could eventually purchase greater capacity and density, including more optical communication gigabits per second per square millimeter than with current solutions. Still, despite continuing development work on the concept, especially in recent years, there are enduring challenges over both cost and practical use.
Fluke Networks and Planet Associates have integrated Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live and Planet Associates’ PlanetIRM, which is a next-generation cloud-based infrastructure configuration management software platform. LinkWare Live is Fluke Networks’ cloud-connected online cable certification solution. The companies explain the result of this integration is “a single solution that can design, consolidate, aggregate and visualize an organization’s facilities, IT/telecom, inside-plant, outside-plant, circuits, network assets and connectivity data.”
Over the past decade, data center services have shifted from predominantly web-centric to cloud-centric. Today, they are shifting once again, this time from the era of cloud computing to the intelligent era. There is a need to filter out and automatically reorganize the information before mining it for useful information. This is where artificial intelligence (AI) comes in. Some 97% of large enterprises around the world intend to use AI by 2025, according to Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV).
Researchers at CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics have discovered that a new material can act as a super-fast magnetic switch. When struck by successive ultra-short laser pulses it exhibits “toggle switching” that could increase the capacity of the global fiber optic cable network by an order of magnitude.
What do you do after implementing a passive optical LAN in your building … now what? The possibilities are many! In this webinar you’ll learn how to take your network “Beyond the Basics” including topics such as: Managing and planning a converged fiber; Power infrastructure best practices; Options for applications at the edge; Explore overlaying cellular solutions; and How A/V can be easily incorporated.
Technology can help restore confidence in returning to large venues by monitoring visitor temperatures and movements. Solutions to COVID-19 monitoring and compliance require an ecosystem of technology manufacturers, working together to develop solutions for venues of all types. There are four key technologies that provide solutions: Network Connectivity, Location & Analytic Systems, Sensors and Software applications.
With OM4 at a premium over OM3, many data centers and LANs not requiring the extra distance afforded by OM4 continue to deploy OM3 multimode fiber cabling, and it remains more widely deployed for that reason. And while the two fiber types can be mixed due to the same core size, there are some considerations in general when it comes to mixing multimode fiber types.